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| p.1 #1 · Wedding shooters and Instagram |
So, I've been in an on and off argument with one of my local photog buddies about pros and semi-pros using Instagram to increase their audience and build their brand.
I'm of the opinion that since according to Instagram's ToS, the moment you upload something to their server, it might as well not be your image any more, it's a huge liability to put any of my professional images on there (below is a direct quote from the ToS):
By displaying or publishing ("posting") any Content on or through the Instagram Services, you hereby grant to Instagram a non-exclusive, fully paid and royalty-free, worldwide, limited license to use, modify, delete from, add to, publicly perform, publicly display, reproduce and translate such Content, including without limitation distributing part or all of the Site in any media formats through any media channels, except Content not shared publicly ("private") will not be distributed outside the Instagram Services.
That said, I know quite a few wedding shooters who love Instagram, and even go so far as to "cheat" and upload their DSLR-produced images to their feed.
Given the widespread popularity of Instagram, especially among those people who are also very likely in our target market as wedding photogs, what are your thoughts on the pros/cons of wedding shooters, pros, semipros, etc. using Instagram for "other than personal" use?